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Alright, so you're going along and sticking to your regimen stricter than religion, and you finally get rid of the large bumps that were on your face! Woohoo.. fantastic, right? Nope. Now instead of the large eye sores that haunt you, you are left with a million tiny bumps on your forehead and chin. Greeeaaattt. Of course, I'm only talking about myself.

Now that all the big bumps are mostly gone (I have like one small active papule) I am more focused on the tiny papules, whiteheads, and blackheads that are making me miserable. :( On my forehead they are more concentrated to the center and above my right eyebrow. Fortunately on my chin, most of the bumps are hidden until i stretch my mouth tight or tuck in my lower lip. It's just so frustrating because I want it ALL GONE!

What I find is that the tiny papules don't really pop, but when I squeeze them they come to a head within a few hours... and then I pop them. It's kind of a vicious cycle that I should probably stop. I'm just promoting scarring and making more red/dark marks and blah blah blah. Anyone else experience this on their journey to clear skin? Do these bumps eventually disappear if you continue your regimen??

Any and all responses, support, and advice are very much appreciated! Xo


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.

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Do you think the tiny bumps / spots you're getting are an irritation to a product or makeup you use? Personally, I find that when I get a lot of tiny little bumps, whiteheads and/or clogged pores it's often due to a product - because normally I don't get this sort of acne. The acne I normally get is larger and inflamed. Maybe this isn't the case for you but thought I'd suggest it anyway, just in case.

In my first few weeks of using the acne.org regimen, I was getting a few tiny whiteheads, but these went away in a few weeks. So maybe that could happen for you as you continue your regimen?

Either way - good luck with it all! Hope it works out well :)


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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.

I so wish I could use BP or Retin-A, but my skin is hyper sensitive and I can't tolerate either of those topicals sad.png makes acne treatment much more difficult! And you are correct, Aczone does not work for non-inflammatory acne, but I'm hoping my BHA face wash will help eventually for that!

>Do you think the tiny bumps / spots you're getting are an irritation to a product or makeup you use? Personally, I find that when I get a lot of tiny little bumps, whiteheads and/or clogged pores it's often due to a product - because normally I don't get this sort of acne. The acne I normally get is larger and inflamed. Maybe this isn't the case for you but thought I'd suggest it anyway, just in case.

In my first few weeks of using the acne.org regimen, I was getting a few tiny whiteheads, but these went away in a few weeks. So maybe that could happen for you as you continue your regimen?

Either way - good luck with it all! Hope it works out well smile.png

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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.

I so wish I could use BP or Retin-A, but my skin is hyper sensitive and I can't tolerate either of those topicals sad.png makes acne treatment much more difficult! And you are correct, Aczone does not work for non-inflammatory acne, but I'm hoping my BHA face wash will help eventually for that!

>Do you think the tiny bumps / spots you're getting are an irritation to a product or makeup you use? Personally, I find that when I get a lot of tiny little bumps, whiteheads and/or clogged pores it's often due to a product - because normally I don't get this sort of acne. The acne I normally get is larger and inflamed. Maybe this isn't the case for you but thought I'd suggest it anyway, just in case.

In my first few weeks of using the acne.org regimen, I was getting a few tiny whiteheads, but these went away in a few weeks. So maybe that could happen for you as you continue your regimen?

Either way - good luck with it all! Hope it works out well smile.png

I haven't been wearing makeup for a while, so I don't think it could be caused by that. Although I did start using a new laundry detergent, so maybe that has something to do with it? Oh the curse of having sensitive skin! I hope you're right and all this will subside in the second month of my regimen! Thank you so much for responding smile.png


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.

I so wish I could use BP or Retin-A, but my skin is hyper sensitive and I can't tolerate either of those topicals sad.png makes acne treatment much more difficult! And you are correct, Aczone does not work for non-inflammatory acne, but I'm hoping my BHA face wash will help eventually for that!

>Do you think the tiny bumps / spots you're getting are an irritation to a product or makeup you use? Personally, I find that when I get a lot of tiny little bumps, whiteheads and/or clogged pores it's often due to a product - because normally I don't get this sort of acne. The acne I normally get is larger and inflamed. Maybe this isn't the case for you but thought I'd suggest it anyway, just in case.

In my first few weeks of using the acne.org regimen, I was getting a few tiny whiteheads, but these went away in a few weeks. So maybe that could happen for you as you continue your regimen?

Either way - good luck with it all! Hope it works out well smile.png

I haven't been wearing makeup for a while, so I don't think it could be caused by that. Although I did start using a new laundry detergent, so maybe that has something to do with it? Oh the curse of having sensitive skin! I hope you're right and all this will subside in the second month of my regimen! Thank you so much for responding smile.png

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I don't know much about it and I don't have any experience with this product (though I was considering it before starting the regimen) but have you heard of or used azelaic acid before? Maybe that's something to look into?


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I don't know much about Aczone but maybe you could look at using it just once daily and substituting in BP in the morning or Retin-A at night? Retin-A can be really effective on small whiteheads and blackheads. I'm not sure Aczone would work so well for non iflamtory acne like blackheads but I could be wrong.

I so wish I could use BP or Retin-A, but my skin is hyper sensitive and I can't tolerate either of those topicals sad.png makes acne treatment much more difficult! And you are correct, Aczone does not work for non-inflammatory acne, but I'm hoping my BHA face wash will help eventually for that!

>Do you think the tiny bumps / spots you're getting are an irritation to a product or makeup you use? Personally, I find that when I get a lot of tiny little bumps, whiteheads and/or clogged pores it's often due to a product - because normally I don't get this sort of acne. The acne I normally get is larger and inflamed. Maybe this isn't the case for you but thought I'd suggest it anyway, just in case.

In my first few weeks of using the acne.org regimen, I was getting a few tiny whiteheads, but these went away in a few weeks. So maybe that could happen for you as you continue your regimen?

Either way - good luck with it all! Hope it works out well smile.png

I haven't been wearing makeup for a while, so I don't think it could be caused by that. Although I did start using a new laundry detergent, so maybe that has something to do with it? Oh the curse of having sensitive skin! I hope you're right and all this will subside in the second month of my regimen! Thank you so much for responding smile.png

Unfortunately from all the stuff I've read, things like Salicyclic face washes have little effect because they are in contact with the skin for such a short period of time. Have you heard of Paulas Choice? I'd look into using this face wash http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/skin-care-categories/cleansers/_/CLEAR-Pore-Normalizing-Cleanser/

and then following that with her 1% SA lotion and building your way up to her 2% one. That should really help with blackheads.

http://www.paulaschoice.com/shop/skin-care-categories/aha-and-bha-exfoliants/_/Skin-Perfecting-One-Percent-BHA-Gel-Exfoliant/


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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I don't know much about it and I don't have any experience with this product (though I was considering it before starting the regimen) but have you heard of or used azelaic acid before? Maybe that's something to look into?

I've actually never heard of azelic acid... What is that used for?

It's used for rosacea and acne. I've seen a few threads around here talking about it before. So if you're interested try searching this site (or just google even) for more info. Like I said, I don't really know much about it - sorry I can't be of more help! Maybe check out the review section of this site too?


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I don't know much about it and I don't have any experience with this product (though I was considering it before starting the regimen) but have you heard of or used azelaic acid before? Maybe that's something to look into?

I've actually never heard of azelic acid... What is that used for?


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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I still gets these bumps on my forehead and next to my eyebrows courtesy of my hair conditioner (which is fantastic for my hair, but has something personal against my face). Agreed on how annoying they are, they just never seem to leave, and of course can make people more paranoid about their acne coming back. Try not to pick at them if it makes them form heads - it could cause infection and drive the bacteria deep into your skin, causing problems in other areas and in greater quantities. Try clay masks/exfoliation/peels/pore strips to draw them out, but don't treat them like an inflamed spot, otherwise things could get worse.

They will go away, they're just stubborn little pests.


Currently clear of acne with the occasional hormonal breakout. Check out my routines and progress updates here:
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I still gets these bumps on my forehead and next to my eyebrows courtesy of my hair conditioner (which is fantastic for my hair, but has something personal against my face). Agreed on how annoying they are, they just never seem to leave, and of course can make people more paranoid about their acne coming back. Try not to pick at them if it makes them form heads - it could cause infection and drive the bacteria deep into your skin, causing problems in other areas and in greater quantities. Try clay masks/exfoliation/peels/pore strips to draw them out, but don't treat them like an inflamed spot, otherwise things could get worse.

They will go away, they're just stubborn little pests.


AM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

PM Regimen:

Cleanse face with La Roche Posay Effaclar

Apply Aczone

Moisturize with Sheseido Oil-Free Mattifying Moisturizer

Spot Treat with Clearisil Adult Acne Tinted Spot Treatment (always)

I now do not follow a vitamin regimen and have expanded my eating to include almost all food groups (excluding lactose/dairy). Since I made this change my face has CLEARED UP!

Minimalism people, trust me it works. Develop a skin care regimen, stick to it, and you will see results. All the rest (diet, exercise, supplements) didn't work for me. Less is more.

Status: 98% Clear... Plus a nice bunch of superficial scarring -.-


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